Originally Posted by mrmaico
Did you really have to bring this up?
$302 for a new one! Sure, I'll admit, I wish they were mounted a little more solid than they are however I don't think they are anywhere near so flimsy that the fender is going to crack. After only 3 weeks I haven't had any problems. Bottom line is, I actually enjoy riding my bike so much more with them on that it's well worth the risk to me.
What if you bent up a piece of fairly thick sheet metal to the shape of the fender and epoxied it to the underside with quicksteel,it would distribute the stresses. Have it go down the side of the fender as well as the top edge. If you scuff up the metal and the fender the epoxy sticks good